over 85,000 mouths to feed during one Test match alone
As the cricket season gets underway, Lord’s is busy preparing much more than just the hallowed turf.
With over 85,000 mouths to feed during one Test match alone, staff at the Home of Cricket also have cake, scones and bacon sandwiches to get ready.
And to mark the launch of the cricket season, Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of the Ground, has revealed just how much incredible food and drink is produced at Lord’s.
During the five days of a Test match at Lord’s the hospitality team expects to serve:
• 10,000 afternoon teas
• 50,000 scones and cakes
• 2,500 bacon rolls
• 13,000 lunches for members, debenture holders and hospitality boxes
• 3,500 roast beef rolls
• 15,000 glasses of Champagne
• 21,000 pints of Pimm’s
Over 3,000 customers per Test match will also be also served hot sandwiches, pork pies and homemade scotch eggs from the newest food outlet at Lord’s, WG’s, which is located right by the action under the Grandstand and named after the English cricketing legend Dr William Gilbert Grace.
Catering for breakfast, lunches and dinners at Lord’s means buying in immense supplies including over a tonne of beef ribs, 400kg of bacon and 482kg of Scottish salmon for each day of a Test match.*
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*The first international match of the season at Lord’s is England V Sri Lanka from Thursday 9th June to Monday 13th June 2016. For 2016 fixtures check out the Lord’s website here
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About Marylebone Cricket Club
MCC is the world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws and Spirit of the game. Founded in 1787, it issued the first code of Laws in 1788 and moved to its current home in 1814. There are 18,000 Full and 5,000 Associate Members of MCC.
MCC also has a World Cricket committee, which is chaired by Mike Brearley and contains eminent current and former players and administrators – including Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting and Shaun Pollock. It has a remit to act as an independent think tank, debating issues and making recommendations about the health and state of the game and to commission research.
MCC owns the most comprehensive collection of cricket artefacts and books in the world, housed in its museum and library at Lord’s which is visited by tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.
About Lord’s Cricket Ground
The current Lord’s Cricket Ground is its third incarnation. The first ever match played at ‘Lord’s Cricket Ground’ came in 1787 when businessman Thomas Lord staged a game between Middlesex and Essex at a newly built ground in what was then known as Dorset Fields.
By 1811, MCC had moved to a new Ground in the Eyre Estate of St John’s Wood. This ground proved unpopular but when plans emerged for the Regent’s Canal to be built straight through it, Thomas Lord gratefully accepted compensation and moved the Ground to its current location in 1814.
About meetings and events at Lord’s
Lord’s has 12 unique spaces which can host meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners and weddings for up to 1,000 people. From the grandeur of the Long Room in the Grade II* listed Pavilion, to the modernity and style of the J.P. Morgan Media Centre the venue boasts a variety of spaces, many with great views of the pitch. The venue attracts clients from a variety of industry sectors including corporates, associations and agencies.
For more information on Lord’s visit: www.lords.org
Connect with Lord’s on Twitter: @Lords_Events
For further information:
Tel: 0845 3058118
Tel: 0845 3058118
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